LINGUIST List 30.4241

Fri Nov 08 2019

Support: Computational Linguistics: MA / MSc, University of Rochester

Editor for this issue: Yiwen Zhang <>

Date: 04-Nov-2019
From: Amanda Sherry <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: MA / MSc, University of Rochester, USA
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Department: Linguistcis
Web Address:

Level: MA / MSc

Institution/Organization: University of Rochester

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


The Department of Linguistics at the University of Rochester invites applications for its MS in Computational Linguistics. The 32-credit program can be completed in 3 semesters (plus an optional additional semester for thesis/project research). A tuition award (for reduced tuition) is available for the strongest applicants.

The MS in Computational Linguistics program trains students to be conversant in the use of computational techniques for the analysis of natural language. The curriculum consists of courses in Linguistics and Computer Science in roughly a 50/50 mix, for a total of 32 credit hours. The program has proven success in preparing graduates for further training at the PhD level in both Computer Science and Linguistics as well as full-time programming positions.

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Rochester is strongly engaged in collaborative research and is devoted to involving graduate students in research. MS students in Computational Linguistics work closely with faculty on developing their own research interests and participate in faculty members’ research projects. For ongoing research in the Department, see: Additionally, MA students have the opportunity to work as research or teaching assistants.

The MS in Computational Linguistics Program is one of three Masters programs offered in the Department, beside MA programs in Linguistics ( and Language Documentation and Description ( Students and faculty working in all three areas collaborate to produce high quality theoretical research informed by strong empirical evidence.

We look for students with strong academic records who show breadth and depth of interests, and the potential for creativity in pursuing a successful computational linguistics program. A background in linguistics is not required.

To apply, follow instructions on the application link provided below.

For fullest consideration applicants should submit completed applications by February 1, 2020. All documents should be uploaded online.

Applications should include:
- Official Transcripts,
- GRE scores,
- Three letters of recommendation,
- A statement of purpose,
- A writing sample, and
- TOEFL or IELTS scores for those applicants whose native language is other than English.

Application materials should be uploaded to the application link below.

To receive an application fee-waiver please go here:

Applications Deadline: 01-Feb-2020

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Amanda Sherry
        500 Joseph C Wilson Blvd University of Rochester
        Lattimore 503 P.O. Box 270096
        Rochester NY 14627

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Amanda Sherry

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